Eliah Drinkwitz is all but announced as Missouri's new head coach. The Tigers' football account on Monday morning tweeted a video of the school's braintrust hopping aboard a private plane. You simply don't do that without having a deal in place.
MU's Board of Curators won't formally approve Drinkwitz's contract until an 8 a.m. meeting on Tuesday but, according to the Columbia Tribune, the new top Tiger's salary is set: $4 million per year.
That represents a massive raise from the $750,000 Drinkwitz presently earns at Appalachian State.
It's also a major raise from what Drinkwitz's predecessor earned. Barry Odom was paid $3.05 million in 2019, which tied for the lowest amount paid an SEC head coach. Drinkwitz's $4 million salary would place him above Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt, Vanderbilt's Derek Mason and Mississippi State's Joe Moorhead and in line with what Chad Morris made at Arkansas and Ed Orgeron's base salary at LSU.
The finer points of the contract are still being negotiated, according to the paper, and still pend board approval.
As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.